Well gentlemen, yesterday my old MTD walk behind tiller seemed to have dropped its gear box. After talking about it with the wife I somehow managed to get the go ahead to purchase a 3pt tiller for the 1025R. I was hoping to find a 4ft but all of our usual stores were closed (Sunday) so we headed to TSC, where they only had 5ft & 6ft CountyLine in stock. Setup of these things is fairly time consuming and the instructions are just short of useless. That said, I just tilled our 50' x 75' garden the fastest its ever been tilled.. and probably the deepest. At one point I climbed off the tractor to see what my wife needed and sank half way to my knees.. can't believe how aerated the soil is now.
I know this tiller is pushing the 1025R right at, or more accurately a little beyond, its limits.. but it certainly got the job done.. perhaps I should have sprung for the 2032R